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Career Event: Arabic in Professional Contexts — The Foreign Service
March 24, 2021 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Please join the UNC Arabic Program on March 24 at 1:30-2:30pm for the second in a series of conversations about using Arabic in professional contexts. In this event, Teaching Associate Professor of Arabic Bud Kauffman will be speaking with former U.S. Foreign Service Officer Ari Gore discussing his route to, and experience during, his career as a U.S. Diplomat in the Middle East. We will be discussing his Arabic studies, near decade in the Foreign Service, and his current work with a non-profit in Tel Aviv.
Originally from Chicago, Ari Gore spent the last decade studying and/or serving as a U.S. Diplomat in Damascus, Amman, Riyadh, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Washington, D.C., where he focused on economic policy, private sector empowerment, and strategic relationship development. Ari is currently the Director of PMP, a mentorship program for Palestinian entrepreneurs, and Co-founder and COO of Bountiful, a research commercialization platform for sustainable technologies. A Boren national security scholar, Ari has an MBA in entrepreneurship from Tel Aviv University, and undergraduate degrees in Government & Politics and Arabic Studies from the University of Maryland. Ari speaks English, Arabic, Hebrew and some Spanish.
Co-sponsored by the UNC Arabic Program, Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.